Serving Western NC since 1938


Henson Building Materials is your lumber headquarters. We carry southern yellow pine, spruce, birch, fir, oak, redwood, cedar, white pine , treated pine and other special order woods. In addition, to the large inventory of lumber available for pick up, we also deliver larger quantities to the job site. We carry products to build the smallest projects to the most grand. You are welcome to visit our lumberyard and building supply departments where we will be happy to assist you.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Yellow Pine

Yellow Pine
Pines are among the most commercially important of tree species, valued for their timber and wood pulp throughout the world. Commercial pines are grown in plantations for timber that is denser, more resinous, and therefore more durable than spruce. Pine wood is widely used to build furniture, window frames, paneling and floors. We are proud to offer the finest quality southern yellow pine available.? All Henson locations stock only #1 grade construction pine.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Spruce

Spruce wood, often called whitewood, is used for many purposes, ranging from general construction work and crates to highly specialized uses in wooden aircraft and many musical instruments, including guitars, mandolins, cellos, violins, and the soundboard at the heart of a piano. The Wright Brothers first aircraft was built of spruce.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Birch

Birch wood is fine-grained and pale in colour, often with an attractive satin-like sheen. Ripple figuring may occur, increasing the value of the timber for veneer and furniture-making. Birch wood is suitable for veneer, and birch ply is among the strongest and most dimensionally-stable plywoods, although it is unsuitable for exterior use.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Fir

The wood of most firs is considered unsuitable for general timber use, and is often used as pulp or for the manufacture of plywood and rough timber.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Oak

Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very attractive grain markings, particularly when quarter-sawn. Oakwood is most commonly used for furniture making, flooring, timber frame buildings, and for veneer production.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Redwood

Coast Redwood is one of the most valuable timber species in California, with 364,000 ha of redwood forest, all second growth, managed for timber production. Coast Redwood lumber is highly valued for its beauty, light weight, and resistance to decay. Its lack of resin makes it resistant to fire.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Cedar

Cedars are very popular ornamental trees, widely used in horticulture in temperate climates where winter temperatures do not fall below about ?25 °C. The Turkish Cedar is slightly hardier, to ?30 °C or just below. Extensive mortality of planted specimens can occur in severe winters where temperatures do drop lower.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - Treated Pine

Treated Pine
All measures that are taken to ensure a long life of wood fall under the definition wood preservation. There are a number of different preservatives and processes that can extend the life of wood, timber, wood structures or engineered wood. These generally increase the durability and resistance from being destroyed by insects or fungus. We proudly stock only Cox? "kiln dried after treatment" #1 yellow pine.? Visit the Cox? website for further information.

Henson Building Materials Lumber - White Pine

White Pine
Old growth pine in the Americas is a highly desired wood since huge, knot free, boards were the rule rather than the exception. Pine is commonly used for paneling, floors and furniture. Pine is also a favorite tree of loggers since pine logs can still be processed in a lumber mill a year or more after being cut down.